Sep 27, 2022 - Business

Local clothing brand Current Nostalgia opens Camp North End shop

Photo courtesy of Camp North End

Current Nostalgia was created by Charlotte-native Dylan Foster-Smith as a streetwear retailer in 2020. Since then, it has reached a global audience, selling in more than 40 countries. 

The 950-square-foot shop opened Friday, April 28, 2023. 

Why it matters: Current Nostalgia offers something Foster-Smith says Charlotte is lacking — access to global streetwear brands. 

Details: The shop, located next to FITTEDS at 701 Keswick Avenue Suite 103 at Camp North End, will have an industrial interior design style with leather furniture, concrete flooring and exposed piping.

What to expect: High-quality shoes, apparel and accessories, featuring select global brands and the Current Nostalgia line.

  • They offer household names like Supreme, Nike, Adidas and Yeezy.
  • You’ll also find niche labels, such as Dutch brands Patta and Parra, Dime — a brand out of Montreal — and Stüssy — “the original streetwear brand” — according to Foster-Smith. 
  • Prices range from $42-$528, for everything from a Patta wallet to rare Nikes

“We really go after a global audience,” Foster-Smith tells Axios. An audience, in part, inspired by his own travels.

Of note: Everything sold at Current Nostalgia is highly selective and directly sourced from the manufacturers to avoid dupes and fakes.

Photo: Courtesy of Cordrell Colbert

Hours: It’s open Wednesday and Thursday 12pm-6pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm and closed Monday and Tuesday.

What’s next: As the brand grows, Foster-Smith says they’ll be reaching out to the brands Current Nostalgia is currently selling, to establish accounts with them. “Nike, for example, will only give out an account if you have a brick and mortar,” he explained, making this shop the obvious next step if they want to collaborate with the brand to make their own shoe, for example. 

  • Foster Smith also wants to collaborate with local artists and hopes to host events and pop-ups at the new location.
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